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Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Looking forward – April 2019

Lessons learned and next steps regarding implementing standards drawn from the principles outlined in Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety are the focus of this month’s column.

The ACS Quality and Safety Program: Louisville hospitals participate in first site visits

Summarizes the results of quality improvement initiatives as outlined in the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety (Red Book) at two initial sites in Kentucky.

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Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Beginning your quality improvement journey

This final excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety provides an overview of the topics discussed in the manual.

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Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: The effects of disruptive behavior, mentoring, and coaching on quality improvement

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety examines two behaviors exhibited by surgeons—disruptive behavior and mentorship—and their effect on quality of care.

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Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Lifelong learning: A key responsibility of the individual surgeon

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety underscores the importance of lifelong learning.

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Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Collaboration and guidelines can lead to better outcomes

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety summarizes the exciting development of  surgical QI collaboratives.

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Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Using data analytics to improve patient care

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety summarizes the essential role of registries in providing clinically relevant data necessary to improve patient care.

Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Individual disciplines working together in an increasingly regulated environment

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety describes some of the external regulatory pressures facing health care professionals and underscores the importance of a commitment to accountability and transparency to meet these demands.

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Looking forward – January 2018

Dr. Hoyt describes how Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety fosters a culture of quality and safety.

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Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Creating a culture of high reliability

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety describes strategies, such as patient safety reports and root-cause analysis, which can be used to cultivate a culture of patient safety.

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